Studio Art Quilt Associates

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Little Show at Cedarburg Ceultural Center

From Kathleen Sweeney, Cedarburg, WI 
 I was recently was juried into The Little Show at the 
Cedarburg Cultural Center (Cedarburg WI) which will be up through Jan 17th. 
Artists in a variety of medium present 5 works no larger than 25 square inches in 
size. It is a cash & carry show and I have already sold and replaced one 
Its quite challenging to miniaturize one's own body of work!

Anyone making the trip to Cedarburg in the next month should definitely 
see The Littles at the CCC and also the Insects to Animals exhibit at 
the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts

Kathleen Sweeney
Cedarburg WI

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Material View Exhibition

Material View Exhibition and Opening Reception

Location: Noyes Cultural Center, Gallery 1, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Exhibition Dates: November 30st to December 28th, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 6 th, 2015, 2 to 4 PM
“Material View”, an exhibition showcasing work by members of the Art Cloth Network, will run from November 30th – December 28th in the Noyes Cultural Center, Gallery 1, 927 Noyes Street in Evanston, IL .   

Gallery hours are 10am - 7pm Monday - Saturdays and 10am - 6pm Sundays.

The Art Cloth Network is a nationwide organization of professional artists who focus on the creation of Art Cloth - cloth transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture, value or fiber to create a compelling surface. Members are committed to the creation, appreciation and promotion of Art Cloth in the broader community.
Recent ACN exhibits include “Interpretations” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose CA in 2014 and “Illumination” at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL in 2015. 
 “Material View” will also be on display at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in August 2016 at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Juror: Michael Olszewski, Columbia College 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 31 meeting at Su Butler's Please RSVP

SAQA ILWI Upcoming Events
October 31,2015 10am Meeting and lunch potluck at Su Butler’s house 2220 Mustang Trail, Woodstock, IL
Please RSVP to Su Butler by October 24,2015. email is best: or 815  337 6657
Bring work or brags to share, a dish to pass for lunch. Su will provide soup and salad. If you’d like to try your hand on her Tin Lizzie long arm, bring a 15”-18” quilt sandwich to stitch. Thread and bobbin thread will be provided. Or bring specialty threads that you prefer. Questions? Contact Su.
 Su Butler: first Art Quilt “Where I’m Meant To Be?"
About Su:
      Su Butler has been exploring quilting/art quilting for only 1.5 years, having spent the last 40 years focusing on handweaving and surface design. Her painter’s training in art school needed an outlet but her passion for working with fiber/cloth had not subsided and art quilts seemed to be the perfect vehicle for her emerging ideas. Su dyes her own fabrics and is eagerly learning everything she can about art quilting! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

September meeting and Mono-printing with Pat Bishop

  We had a  wonderful SAQA ILWI meeting at Pat Bishop's house in Appleton in September with Pat, Su Butler,(and Spouse,Al!) Pat Gaska, Colleen Anspaugh, Carole Frocillo,Gwyned Trefethen and Maribeth Schmidt After a great time sharing inspiring and interesting work and recent events, we enjoyed a delicious and "healthy" lunch complete with dessert!
Pat Bishop demonstrated mono-printing with Gelli mats. She provided a variety of tools and paints and everyone got a chance to dig in!
Here are some of the results!
Gwyned Trefethen
Su Butler with Gellli Mat
Pat Kroth
Pat Bishop    

Pat Bishop demos Mono-printing

Friday, August 21, 2015

SAQA ILWI Meeting September 12,2015

Upcoming SAQA ILWI Meeting
September 12, Saturday,10am Pat Bishop’s studio in Appleton,WI
 Don’t miss this fun studio visit and meeting.
N477 Foxwood Drive,  Appleton, WI  54914
RSVP: to Pat Bishop: Home 920.739.6664  Cell 920.460.0617 or

Gelli plate printing: monoprinting
Bring some fabric you would like to print on, fat quarter size.  I will have paints and other supplies to give it a go.  If you have your own Gelli plate bring that along, but not necessary.  We can share.  You can choose to participate or just observe.

Show and Tell: Bring work, postcards, or a good story to tell!
 Pot luck lunch:  Pat will have soup and beverages.  Bring something to share.

If anyone is interested, after lunch we could travel to Oshkosh, for the Dressing Downton Abby fashion exhibit.  $14/person open until 7pm on Saturday.  Approximately a 30 minutes drive south from my home.   

Directions:Coming from the South on Hwy 41 north of Oshkosh, take Hwy 76 exit and turn left on 76.  Go approximately 10 miles on Hwy 76.  Turn Left on Spencer Rd.  Go one mile on Spencer.  Continue one block after the Stop sign on Spencer and turn left on Foxwood Drive.  My house is straight ahead on the corner of Red Hawk and Foxwood.  Tan ranch with green shutters and red brick. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Eye and the Needle final days

SAQA ILWI Regional exhibit,The Eye and the Needle  closes Friday, August 14,2015 at the Monroe Arts Center in Monroe WI. This is your last opportunity to see the show on it's last stop of the 2 year tour.
 Monroe Arts Center  Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Street, Monroe,WI 53566

Sue Jackan's Prairie Remembrance,Frieda Anderson's Woodland, and Pat Kroth's Branching

Reflections by Barbara Schneider

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Land Lines Exhibit by Karen Stiehl Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel


Now - August 30, 2015

Land Lines, an exhibit featuring the artwork of Karen Stiehl
Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel, is now open at the Jewish Community
Center Art Gallery in Omaha, NE.

Karen Stiehl Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel both work with abstract imagery
drawn from the natural world.  They create lyrical and subtle tributes to
specific places incorporating memory and emotion.

The Jewish Community Center Art Gallery is located at 333 South 132nd Street
     in Omaha.  Gallery hours are 8 am-9 pm Monday - Thursday, 8 am-5 pm Friday,
      and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Contact Gallery Manager, Lynn Batten, (402-334-6564)
for more information.